US tracks North Korean rocket, sees no threat

WASHINGTON - US  authorities are tracking a North Korean rocket launch and do not believe it poses a threat to the United States or its allies, US defense officials said on Saturday.
"We can confirm ... that we have detected a launch from North Korea, that initial indications are that it does not pose a threat to the US or our allies," one US official said. "We are tracking the situation and will have more updates soon."